Cybersecurity Diploma (CY12)

The Cybersecurity diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the basic skills areas of English and mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, computer networking, and network security. Program graduates are qualified for employment as Computer Network Security Specialists, Cybersecurity Specialists or Information Security Analysts.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates with a cybersecurity degree are prepared for entry-level employment with organizations to plan and implement security measures in an effort to protect computer data, networks, and systems. As cybersecurity risks and attacks constantly increase, so does the demand for individuals trained in cybersecurity.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 55 60 34 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 224 236 229 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

Cybersecurity Diploma Curriculum

The curriculum for the Cybersecurity diploma program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program any semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 46 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 987 contact hours and generally takes 4 semesters to complete.

Program Courses

General Education Core (8 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development


Occupational Courses (38 Credits)

COLL 1010College & Career Success Skills


CIST 1001Computer Concepts


CIST 1122Hardware Installation & Maintenance


Select one (4 Credits)

CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals


CIST 2451Intro to Networks - CISCO



CIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals


CIST 2601Implement Operating Systems Security


CIST 2602Network Security


CIST 2612Computer Forensics


CIS Networking Elective


Program Costs

Tuition ($100 per credit hour): $4,600

Fees ($385 per semester): $1,540

Books/Supplies: $1,200

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)